Snap it in your phone jack!
That's right, Homefree Phoneline uses household phone line wiring to connect PCs together. Based on Tut System's "HomeRun" networking technology, Homefree Phoneline complies with the Home Phoneline Network Alliance's current phone line networking standard. The HomePNA is a group of network industry companies working together to create a single phone line networking standard. HomePNA founders: 3Com, AMD, AT&T, Compaq, Epigram, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Rockwell, Tut Systems. Tut System's "HomeRun" technology "creates a cost-effective Ethernet LAN over existing telephone wires, without disturbing telephone service and/or xDSL service running simultaneously over these same wires."
By complying with the HomePNA stardard, Homefree Phoneline promises "a 1 Mbit/s LAN using existing in-home telephone wiring. It supports the complex, random-tree type of wiring typically found in the home and does not require any hubs or new Category 5 wiring. Such an arrangement requires no special terminations, filters or splitters. It uses only the single pair of existing phone wires to make its connection, and operates concurrently with any normal telephone service that might be using those same wires."
The Phoneline system creates the home LAN without interfering with any telephone services, by operating on a frequency separate from voice, modem, and ADSL traffic. You can talk on the phone, browse the web over ADSL, and transfer files over the network all at the same time.